Image of the month: ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᖅ (Aujuittuq) / Grise Fiord

#B (6570)Aujuit­tuq [ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᖅ, also known as Grise Fiord] is Canada’s north­ern­most town, in Qik­iq­tani Region, Nunavut Ter­ri­tory. It is located at the south­ern tip of Ellesmere Island, which is about half the size of Cal­i­for­nia, or about twice the size of Por­tu­gal. 800km fur­ther north from the lit­tle vil­lage is Cana­dian Forces Sta­tion Alert, the north­ern­most set­tle­ment in the world but inhab­ited only by a rotat­ing pop­u­la­tion of mil­i­tary per­son­nel and sci­en­tists. Aujuit­tuq is a real town in which peo­ple are born, live and die, and one of the cold­est inhab­ited places on earth.

FILMSJUNE 2018

(Almod­ó­var 1983) What Have I Done to Deserve This? [¿Qué he hecho yo para mere­cer esto!!]
(Five­son 1979) The Clonus Hor­ror [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre ver­sion]
(Oswald 1964) The Outer Lim­its: Ep.22 ― Spec­i­men: Unknown
(Hitch­cock 1940) For­eign Cor­re­spon­dent
(Dante 2013) Trail­ers from Hell: Joe Dante on Earth vs. the Fly­ing Saucers
(Sears 1956) Earth vs. the Fly­ing Saucers
(Wilder 1956) Wit­ness for the Pros­e­cu­tion
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First-time listening for June 2018

29189. (Hec­tor Berlioz) La Damna­tion de Faust [com­plete opera; d. Inbal; Gulyás, Lloyd,
.… . Ewing]
29190. (Dinah Wash­ing­ton) Dina Wash­ing­ton [Verve Jazz Mas­ters #40]
29191. (Imag­ine Drag­ons) Night Visions Live
29192. (Lak­sh­mi­narayana Shankar) Raga Aberi [w. Zakir Hus­sain]
29193. (Slam) BBC Essen­tial Mix, May 1,1994
29194. (Nam­a­giripet­tai Krish­nan) Kalyana Melam
29195. (Hec­tor Berlioz) Roméo et Juli­ette, Op.17 [d. Inbal; Denize, Cole, Lloyd]
29196. (Gilles Bin­chois) Files a marier [var. of 2872]
29197. (Gilles Bin­chois) Mon cuer chante joyeuse­ment
29198. (Gilles Bin­chois) Joyeux penser
29199. (Gilles Bin­chois) Jamais Cant
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READINGJUNE 2018

27457. (Antanas Sileika) Under­ground
27458. (Marc-Antonio Bar­blan) 1476 ― Le naufrage du grand Duché d’ Occi­dent [arti­cle]
27459. (Hermione Hoby) A Story of Sur­vival: New York’s Last Remain­ing Inde­pen­dent
. . . . . Book­shops [arti­cle]
27460. (Alex Pre­ston) How Real Books Have Trumped EBooks [arti­cle]
27460. (Bur­jor Avari) India: The Ancient Past
27461. (Steven Muhlberger) Two Dukes of Bour­bon, Fac­tual and Leg­endary [draft]
27462. (Char­lotte L. King, et al) A Multi-faceted Approach towards Inter­pret­ing Early Life
. . . . . Expe­ri­ence and Infant Feed­ing Prac­tices in the Ancient Ata­cama Desert [arti­cle]
27463. (Adam Gry­de­høj) Hear­ing Voices: Colo­nial­ism, Out­sider Per­spec­tives, Island and
. . . . . Indige­nous Issues, and Pub­lish­ing Ethics [arti­cle]
27464. (Philip Róin & Mikkel Danielsen) How to Top­ple a Dic­ta­tor: The Rebel Plot that Freed
. . . . . the Gam­bia [arti­cle]
27463. (James Blinkhorn) Bud­dha Pushkar Revis­ited: Tech­no­log­i­cal Vari­abil­ity in Late
. . . . . Pale­olithic Stone Tools at the Thar Desert Mar­gin, India [arti­cle]
27464. (Cord­wainer Smith) War No 81-Q {Orig­i­nal Ver­sion} [story]
27465. (Rich­mal Cromp­ton) Just William
27466. (Ben­jamin Isakhan & Peter E. Mul­herin) Basra’s Bid for Auton­omy: Peace­ful Progress
. . . . . toward a Decen­tral­ized Iraq [arti­cle]
27467. (Gio­vanni Pet­ti­nato) Ebla, A New Look at His­tory
27468. (Nor­man F. Can­tor) Antiq­uity
27469. (Joyce Mar­cus) Dynamic Cycles in Mesoamer­ica [arti­cle]
27470. (Ralph K. Ped­er­son) Tra­di­tional Ara­bian Water­craft and the Ark of the Gil­gamesh Epic:
. . . . . Inter­pre­ta­tions and Real­iza­tions [arti­cle]
(Kim Ech­lin) Inanna ― A New Eng­lish Ver­sion:
. . . . 27471. (Kim Ech­lin) Intro­duc­tion [pref­ace]
. . . . 27472. (Anon.) Inanna’s Sto­ries and Hymns [tr. Ech­lin]
. . . . 27473. (Enḫe­d­u­anna) Praise Hymns [tr. Ech­lin]
. . . . 27474. (Anon.) Hymns of Self-Praise and Light [tr.Echlin]
. . . . 27475. (Anon.) Hymn to Iddin-Dagan [tr. Ech­lin]
27476. (Heike Drot­bohm) Com­ment habiller la Vierge? Syn­crétisme et anti-syncrétisme Haï­tien
. . . . . à Mon­tréal [article]

Image of the month: You can’t have too many freckles.

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FILMSMAY 2018

(Yea­worth 1958) The Blob
(Cross­land 2010) Mur­doch Mys­ter­ies: Ep.30 ― Rich Boy, Poor Boy
(Meza-León 2017) Rick and Morty: Ep.30 ― The ABC’s of Beth
(Dein 1960) The Leech Woman [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre ver­sion]
(May 1976) Mikey and Nicky
(Berke 1958) The Lost Mis­sile
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First-time listening for May 2018

29171. (Arthur Sul­li­van) Suite from the Inci­den­tal Music to The Merry Wives of Wind­sor
29172. (Afghan Whigs) Big Top Hal­loween
29173. (Gioacchino Rossini) Armida [com­plete opera; d. Ser­afin; Callas, Albanese, Fil­ippeschi]
29174. (Sleater-Kinney) The Hot Rock
29175. (Arthur Sul­li­van [& W. S. Gilbert]) Trial By Jury [com­plete opera; D’Oyly Carte]
29176. (Dal­i­bor Slepčík) “Kou­zlo bíle­jch rán” [sin­gle]
29177. (Blod­wyn Pig) Ahead Rings Out
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READINGMAY 2018

27440. (Judea Pearl) Causal­ity ― Mod­els, Rea­son­ing, and Infer­ence [2nd ed.]
27441. (Chris Loen­dorf, David Jacobs & Glen E. Rice) Pet­ro­glyphs, Grind­ing Slicks, and
.… . Cupules of the Rock Island Com­ples: U:8:3e92/862 [arti­cle]
27442. (Steve Muhlberger) [in blog Muhlberger’s World His­tory] When Does Any­one Ever
.… . Appol­o­gize Like This? [arti­cle]
27443. (Steve Muhlberger) [in blog Muhlberger’s World His­tory] Ibn Batuta and the Empire of
.… . Mali in Extra His­tory [arti­cle]
27444. (Franziska Dövener, Car­ola Oelschlägel & Hervé Bocherens) Kamele im west­lichen
.… . Trever­erge­biet – ein nahezu voll­ständig erhaltenes Drom­e­dar aus dem vicus Mamer–
.… . Bar­trin­gen, Lux­em­burg [arti­cle]
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Image of the Month: Canadian Women’s Army Corps posed photo of Mary Greyeyes and Harry Ball, 1942.

18-05-31 BLOG 1 Mary GreyeyesThis pho­to­graph hung for decades in the National War Museum in Ottawa with its sub­jects labeled “uniden­ti­fied”, until Mary’s daughter-in-law learned of its exis­tence in 1995. The photo was taken to encour­age more women to join the army, and its staged “Indian bless­ing” prov­ing pop­u­lar, it was widely reprinted dur­ing the war, then forgotten.

Mary Greyeyes was from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. This tiny com­mu­nity (only 367 peo­ple live on the reserve) has a remark­able mil­i­tary his­tory. 56 of its youth served in the armed forces, includ­ing seven women, most of them named Greyeyes, Arcand or Lafond. Mary Greyeyes joined about the same time that my mother joined the Air Force. Muskeg Lake Cree have fought in Europe, Korea, and Afghanistan. Muskeg Lake is also the birth­place of the bal­let dancer, chore­o­g­ra­pher and film actor Michael Greyeyes.

Mary returned to Canada after fin­ish­ing her ser­vice in 1946, mar­ried, and made a career as an indus­trial seam­stress in Van­cou­ver. She died in 2011. The other par­tic­i­pant in the staged photo was Harry Ball, a Cree from Piapot First Nation, who was a World War I vet­eran. His Plains Chief regalia was scrounged up on that reserve, where the photo was taken.

Pho­tos of CWACS in action. Many were involved in dan­ger­ous work. They were not just clerk-typists and tea-brewers:

18-05-31 BLOG 2 CWACs18-05-31 BLOG 4 CWACS

18-05-31 BLOG 5 CWACSe3b2dff99d6d933a4e4a9ac9bfeb1fd4

FILMSAPRIL 2018

(Spiel­berg 1981) Raiders of the Lost Ark
(Wilder 1954) Killers from Space
(Trelfer 2017) Dark Cor­ners Review: (38) Killers from Space
(Reit­man 1984) Ghost­busters
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